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        Modeling a Fraction Multiplication Word Problem

        This video illustrates a word problem involving the multiplication of fractions that requires students to find an unknown product based on a comparison of two quantities. One of the world’s largest insects, the Goliath beetle, is known for its strength as well as its size. The animation shows a beetle lifting many times its own weight and then models how to determine the number of pounds that the beetle is lifting. In the accompanying classroom activity, students watch the video, reproduce the visualization modeled in the video, and solve a problem using a visual model. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

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